Biomedical engineering is a division of engineering that deals with the study of engineering laws and techniques that are applied in the medical sector. Biomedical engineering develops and manufactures of prostheses, medical equipments, diagnostic devices and drugs. Professionals in this field are known as a biomedical engineer. Biomedical engineering course curriculum includes bio-mechanics, tissue and cellular engineering, genetic engineering, orthopedic surgery, bio-instrumentation, medical imaging and bio-materials.
The biomedical engineers utilize the customary engineering methods and theories to examine and resolve problems in biology and medicine, and thereby provide a complete enhancement of health care. Biomedical engineering is getting more popularity around the world due to rising of medical technologies. Hence, there is a great demand of biomedical engineers in recent years.
List of Courses: –
- Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Instrumentation
- Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
- Master of Technology in Biomedical Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E). The duration for the course is 4 years.
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.
Some of its specialized fields are: –
- Medical Imaging
- Orthopedics Surgery
- Genetic Engineering
- Cellular and Tissue Engineering
Biomedical engineering is one of the recognized professional career options made by students in India. Biomedical engineers and technologists can seek employment in various industries such as hospitals, medical institutions, manufacturing units, medical equipment, government agencies and pharmaceuticals. Biomedical engineers develop modified devices and provide advice for handling and maintaining medical equipments. Individuals also can seek employment in medical equipment companies as technical advisers.
There are ample opportunities for biomedical engineers in the field of research and development at research institutes, government agencies in India, universities and other abroad countries. Biomedical engineers are employed in various companies such as Larsen & Toubro, BPL, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.
Some job profiles: –
- Clinical Engineers
- Biomaterials Engineers
- Patent Analyst
- Business Managers
- Research Scientists
- Technical Writers
- Biomechanics Engineers
- Bioinstrumentation Engineer
Biomedical engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. A beginner working in hospitals and health care centers can earn his initial salary around Rs. 10,000-15,000 every month. Graduates engaged in research activities and teaching line can get their income between Rs. 15,000 – 20,000 per month. Individuals working in government sector can earn their initial income around Rs. 20,000 – 25,000 per month. Biomedical engineers working in medical equipment production firms can earn around Rs. 20,000 – 30,000 every month at the beginning stage.